John's Collection
Carvin Museum Forums ID: shesky

This is a great collection of recent Carvin guitars, with some very unusual and interesting features, and some beautiful finishes. 

First up is this totally unique  2006 model DC135M.  John dreamt up this unique color - dubbed Lemon-Lime (or sometimes "lizardburst"), which is vintage yellow with an emerald green burst.  Like Carvin's Dragonburst finish, which was also created by a customer, several other instruments have been ordered with this finish, and it may become a standard option at some point.

Other features include a flamed maple fingerboard with abalone dots, a mahogany body and black hardware.

Also unique is John's 2005 CT6M (below).  It's finished in deep triple-step Tiger's Eye on quilted maple with matching headstock.  What's unique about this one is that it has a one-piece mahogany body (the standard is two-piece).  In addition, it has a birdseye maple fingerboard with abalone dots, black hardware, and zebra (black/cream) pickups, with an M22SD in the bridge position.

This C66T Contour appeared in one of Carvin's catalogs, and why not?  It's finished in Umber Stain with Sunsetburst edges on flamed maple, and has a mahogany body.  But take a look at the neck (below) - an unusual and rare highly flamed ample was used for the entire neck, making this C66T that much nicer.  Other features include a Wilkinson tremolo and black hardware.

This 2004 Bolt Plus T is another looker.  It's finished in Umber Stain on flamed maple, and has an alder body.  Other features include a Wilkinson tremolo, chrome hardware, and zebra pickups.

Last up is this TL60, in clear gloss on flamed koa with tortoise body binding.  It has an alder body, maple neck abalone block inlays and chrome hardware.  Like the C66 above, it was also used in a Carvin catalog.